hour

  • 1 hour — W1S1 [auə US aur] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(60 minutes)¦ 2¦(business/work etc)¦ 3 (work) long/regular etc hours 4¦(time of day)¦ 5¦(long time)¦ 6¦(o clock)¦ 7 1300/1530/1805 etc hours 8 by the hour/from hour to hour 9 lunch/din …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 hour — [ aur ] noun *** ▸ 1 60 minutes of time ▸ 2 a long time ▸ 3 time in which you do something ▸ 4 particular time of day ▸ 5 point in history/life ▸ 6 exact time ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a period of time that consists of 60 minutes. 30 minutes is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 Hour — Hour, n. [OE. hour, our, hore, ure, OF. hore, ore, ure, F. heure, L. hora, fr. Gr. ?, orig., a definite space of time, fixed by natural laws; hence, a season, the time of the day, an hour. See {Year}, and cf. {Horologe}, {Horoscope}.] 1. The… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Hour 25 — was a radio program focusing on science fiction, fantasy, and science. It was broadcast on Pacifica radio station KPFK in Southern California from 1972 to 2000, and is now distributed over the Internet. It has featured numerous interviews with… …

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  • 5 hour — [our] n. [ME < OFr hore < L hora < Gr hōra, hour, time, period, season < IE base * yē , year, summer (< * ei , to go) > YEAR] 1. a) a division of time, one of the twenty four parts of a day; sixty minutes b) one of the twelve… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 hour|ly — «OWR lee», adjective, adverb. –adj. 1. done, happening, or counted every hour: »to give hourly doses of medicine. hourly weather reports on the radio. 2. coming very often; frequent: »hourly messages. 3. paid by the hour: »an hourly employee.… …

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  • 7 hour — hour; hour·age; hour·less; hour·ly; …

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  • 8 hour — ► NOUN 1) a period of time equal to a twenty fourth part of a day and night; 60 minutes. 2) a time of day specified as an exact number of hours from midnight or midday. 3) a period set aside for a particular purpose or activity. 4) a point in… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 hour — (hour) s. m. Espèce de hangar ou d atelier destiné à travailler le bois pour le sabotage, etc. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Hour de cloe, DU CANGE craticulatum..    XVe s. •   Quant ilz vindrent près, ilz trouverent que on y avoit fait grand nombre… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 10 hour — mid 13c., from O.Fr. hore one twelfth of a day (sunrise to sunset), from L. hora hour, time, season, from Gk. hora any limited time, from PIE *yor a , from root *yer year, season (see YEAR (Cf. year)). Greek hora was a season; the season; in… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 hour — index point (period of time) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12 Hour — hour, horn fond de vallée en forme de cirque Hautes Pyrénées …

    Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • 13 hour — noun 1 period of sixty minutes ADJECTIVE ▪ full, solid ▪ I slept for eight solid hours. ▪ contact, credit (AmE) (both education) ▪ the …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 hour — n. 1) to show, tell the hour (my watch shows the minute and hour) 2) a solid ( full ) hour (the police grilled him for three solid hours) 3) an ungodly ( very early ); ( very late ) hour (she called at an ungodly hour) 4) the decisive hour; or:… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 hour */*/*/ — UK [ˈaʊə(r)] / US [aʊr] noun Word forms hour : singular hour plural hours 1) a) [countable] a period of time that consists of 60 minutes. 30 minutes is usually called half an hour, 15 minutes can be called a quarter of an hour, and 45 minutes can …

    English dictionary

  • 16 hour — noun (C) 1 60 MINUTES a period of 60 minutes. There are 24 hours in a day: The flight to Moscow takes just over three hours. | Karen is paid $10 an hour. | in an hour/in an hour s time (=an hour from now): I ll be back in an hour. | an hour s… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 Hour — The hour (symbol: h) is a unit of time. It is not an SI unit but is accepted for use with the SI.DefinitionIn modern usage, an hour is a unit of time 60 minutes, or 3,600 seconds in length. It is approximately 1/24 of a median Earth… …

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  • 18 hour — hourless, adj. /oweur, ow euhr/, n. 1. a period of time equal to one twenty fourth of a mean solar or civil day and equivalent to 60 minutes: He slept for an hour. 2. any specific one of these 24 periods, usually reckoned in two series of 12, one …

    Universalium

  • 19 hour — [[t]a͟ʊ ə(r)[/t]] ♦ hours 1) N COUNT An hour is a period of sixty minutes. They waited for about two hours... I only slept about half an hour that night. ...a twenty four hour strike... London was an hour away and by the time I arrived the… …

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  • 20 hour — n. 1 a twenty fourth part of a day and night, 60 minutes. 2 a time of day, a point in time (a late hour; what is the hour?). 3 (in pl. with preceding numerals in form 18.00, 20.30, etc.) this number of hours and minutes past midnight on the 24… …

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